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Mooting Competitions 2022/2023

The Open University Law Society is using Casedo as its platform for all Mooting competitions for the current academic year.

Why Casedo for mooting?

Casedo is a simple workspace that brings together all your documents, so you can easily switch between them, highlight vital information, make notes and create links between files, all on one platform. It’s ideal for mooting in two ways.

1. Build your argument by bringing together all the research, law and documents pertinent to the case into a single workspace.

2. As you build your argument you will create a moot-ready bundle, organised in a way that suits you.

Find out more

“Casedo is very intuitive and saves a vast amount of time.”

Christian Fox, Barrister, Becket Chambers

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Watch This Space

Over the coming months OULS will be running mooting workshops, with the intention of recording and posting one here, for future reference.

Step 1

Register for the Mooting Competitions

Before you can get started with using Casedo for the Mooting competition, you need to register with OULS. If you need any assistance with this, contact the OULS Mooting Coordinator.

Step 2

Get your Casedo Licence

ONCE YOU HAVE REGISTERED FOR THE MOOT, click on the button to get a Casedo Moot Student Licence. When you registered for your OULS Moot, you’ll have been given a discount code. You’ll need the code to get the licence. If you haven’t got the code, contact the moot organiser to get one.

When you click ‘Get License’ you’ll be taken to the pricing section of the homepage. Click on ‘Sign Up Now’ for an annual education licence and enter your code when asked. You’ll be sent a receipt which includes the Subscription Key to allow you to access Casedo. After you have completed this step, come back to this page and continue to Step 3.

Step 3

Download & Install Casedo

For speed and security Casedo is locally installed and works effortlessly on PC or Mac. Download your preferred version by going to the download page and have your Subscription Key handy the first time you run the application.

Step 4

Download the Submission Template casefile

Casedo stores everything in casefiles. The submission template and everything you need to get started is in the Submission Template casefile including the moot problem, rules, marking scheme, timetable and overall instructions. We have designed it to help you work your way around Casedo itself whilst working through the documents. Feel free to mark up your casefile as you want.

You will be sent a receipt which includes the Subscription Key to allow you to access Casedo.

Step 5

Here's an example for you

The OULS have put together an example casefile of how they think your 1st submission might look.

Download it to see how to put together a coherent and dynamic submission casefile.

Step 6

Build your argument

Time now to bring everything you need together into Casedo. Drag and drop in Word and PDF files and organise them in folders and subfolders. You can reorganise them as often as you want before submission. Highlight, bookmark and comment on the relevant sections and build links between documents for simple navigation during the moot itself. Paginate with inserts, add a Table of Contents with a single click.Want to be able to see all your annotations in a single place? Just toggle to view them in the Table of Contents.

We’ve created a step-by-step work through – How to create a moot bundle, do take a look at it. Otherwise check out our Learn Videos and all the articles in our Support section. If you need any assistance with Casedo, just email us at

Step 7

Submit your Casefile and your Skeleton

Now you’ve built your argument in Casedo and completed your skeleton separately, upload both files here. Make sure that your Casefile is paginated correctly and remember don’t add or remove documents to your copy of the Casefile once it has been submitted, otherwise you risk having a bundle paginated differently from the judge’s copy.

Before uploading your submission, you need to name the Casefile correctly, see the form opposite for details. If you need more help, take a look at this article.

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